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Pupils urged to be bright and be seen this winter

Parents in Stone are being urged to make sure their children are safe and seen as the dark nights draw in. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has funded 10,000 reflective dangle discs and wristbands which are being handed out to primary-aged children. County councillor Mike Maryon, Cabinet member for road safety, said: “The Be Bright, Be Seen campaign is a ...

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Site now on Facebook

A Little Bit of Stone is now on Facebook – click here to connect! We’re also on Twitter here – they’re both great ways to keep in touch with the latest Stone news and to let us know about what’s going on in your little bit of Stone. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Natural Health Fair in November

A Natural Health Fair will be held at the Crown Hotel in the High Street on Saturday 20th November. There will be lots of stalls, a whole host of therapies to try out and plenty of talks and workshops from 10am to 4pm. There will also be a raffle on the day, with all proceeds going to Stone multiple sclerosis ...

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Town councillor hits out at restaurant’s paint job

Town councillor Mark Green has had a pop at the colour of The Olive restaurant in Stafford Street, claiming the olive-green exterior would be more in keeping in a “seaside resort”. The Mediterranean restaurant is being prepared for its opening and work has included painting the first-floor restaurant’s exterior olive green. But former mayor Councillor Green is not happy. He ...

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Stone Music Festival back in 2011

It’s fantastic news that, after taking a break this year, Stone Music Festival will definitely be back in 2011. The 2008 and 2009 festivals attracted thousands of people to free concerts on the High Street and at venues around the town. Next year’s festival will take place from 23rd to 30th May and organisers are busy securing the funding to ...

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Store Watch scheme to be launched by Stone police

Stone Urban’s neighbourhood policing team, working with town centre businesses, is to launch a Store Watch scheme for the town. Thankfully, incidents like the armed robbery at Thomson travel agents in July are rare in Stone. However, the Store Watch scheme will enable businesses and local officers to communicate effectively if, for instance, a known shoplifter is in the town. ...

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